H&M Black Faux Leather Fringe Handbag

This was the Handbag my sister got for me, as mentioned in My Story: Handbags post (dis).

It wasn’t a birthday gift or anything like that. She just happened to be out with her kids, saw this on display in the window, remembered how earlier I was rambling on about how “Fringe” was having a moment (I just remarked on it, in passing) and she thought I might like this thing! Isn’t she sweetest?

I mistakenly referred to it as Faux Suede, but it’s actually Faux Leather (these things happen more often with some of my longer posts).

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Backpacks

These were the Backpacks I mentioned purchasing abroad in My Story: Handbags post (dis).

At the time, the Backpack Trend was at its peak and literally every store around the world was selling them! While traveling abroad on Summer Vacation, I picked up a bunch as gifts for my friends and family back home. Inspired by the success of the New Look Black Box Backpack (dis) I even bought two for myself!

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New Look Black Box Backpack

New Look Black Box Zip Front Metal Trim Backpack

This was the Backpack I mentioned in My Story: Handbags post (dis).

I got this Box Backpack I wanna’ say about 4 years ago from New Look (top floor at The Avenues, but they either closed down that branch, or moved it to another location, since then), back when Backpacks were trending or starting to trend.

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H&M Over-Sized Ombre Tote Bag

This was the H&M Over-Sized Ombre Tote Bag I mentioned in My Story: Handbags post (dis). I mistakenly said that it was a White to Coral gradient, but it was actually more of an Off-White (Ecru?) or Beige rather.

I was shopping at The Avenues with a friend and despite the fact that we were both grown women (nearing or possibly already in our 30’s, at the time), we both decided it’d be cute to buy matching stuff…

We picked up matching Neon Pink Windbreakers from American Eagle and a bunch of other stuff from other stores, including these Ombre Tote Bags from H&M.

Prior to the H&M Ombre Tote Bag, my “go-to Beach Bag” was the M&S Twiggy Tote Bag (dis). I alternated between the two Tote Bags, even taking both with me while traveling abroad, but over time, began to favor the H&M Ombre Tote Bag slightly more.

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Zara Pebbled Leather Trapeze Bags

These are the twin Zara Trapeze Bags from the Trafaluc Collection that I mentioned in My Story: Handbags post (dis). I purchased them along with the Zara Black Peony Eau de Parfum (dis) from the Souq Sharq branch of Zara around 2013, I believe.

I clocked it in Black (my go to) and Tan (which I was slowly warming up to, at the time) and couldn’t decide between the two, so I got both.

This thing was huge! I’m talkin’, fill it up with junk (full size Perfume, full size Body Lotion, Large Notebook to jot down stuff, Cardigan for when it gets chilly, Makeup Bag for “on-the-go touch-ups”, change of Shoes for when Heels start to hurt, pair of jammies for sleepovers, iPad/Laptop or both, Hair Dryer, etc…) and add a large fluffy Towel on top huge! My guy friends would repeatedly ask me how was I was carrying this thing around, because it was pretty heavy, but to be fair, I did fill it up with, well, everything lol

Other than the main compartment being pretty huge, it also had a zippered pocket for smaller knick-knacks that I didn’t want to get lost in the the larger main compartment. Right across the zippered pocket were some other flat pockets in different sizes (for Pens and Lipgloss and sometimes a Makeup Brush).

The outside consisted of pebbled leather, while the inside consisted of… I wanna say canvas? Other than the random Pink Tab, the inside was mostly Beige. The hardware was more of a non-reflective tarnished Gold. These Trapeze Bags came with Top Handles, but also nice and long adjustable straps, which was super convenient! It meant I could carry this thing by the Handles or loop it around my shoulder as a Cross-Body Bag!

Unfortunately, these aren’t the most flattering pictures ever, but I tried lol

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Designer Handbags (Wedding Gifts)

I got these babies as Wedding Gifts, like I mentioned in My Story: Handbags post (dis).

I’d like to preface this post by saying that I haven’t worn either of them… ever (for different reasons), just so you know. I’m not about to start making stuff up for the sake of a post lol

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Sephora Cobalt Blue Top Handle Bag

This was one of the Top Handle Bags I’d mentioned in My Story: Handbags (dis).

Believe it or not, I got this baby as a “Gift with Purchase” from our local Sephora! I wanna’ say it was around October 2009 or 2010 (I vaguely remember the date, because it was the first and last time I ever had Lash Extensions put in, for an out-of-country/state Wedding). Point is, this was back when Sephora first opened up in Kuwait and used to have all kinds of sweet deals and promos and awesome gifts with purchase, not the trash they hand out now.

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